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[3 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

What is it?
Vivitrol is a new drug approved for use in the management of opiate addiction. It was approved in the US for treating alcohol dependency in 2006 and opiate addiction in October 2010. The active agent in Vivitrol is naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist. Naltrexone is a long-lasting opioid receptor antagonist and this makes it suitable for helping addicts overcome their opiate addiction. It is not a narcotic and it has no addictive potential. Vivitrol is the injectable form of naltrexone and the drug molecule is made into an …

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An Overview of Vivitrol in the Management of Opiate Addiction
[31 May 2011 | One Comment | ]
An Overview of Vivitrol in the Management of Opiate Addiction

The FDA’s approval of Vivitrol for the management of opiate addiction represents an important milestone in the public health policy regarding drug abuse. Vivitrol was first approved for the treatment of alcohol addiction in the US in 2006 and has demonstrated its efficacy in controlled studies for addicts hooked on opiates like heroin and morphine as well as prescription drugs such as oxycodone.
Vivitrol is the third drug approved to help addicts overcome their opiate addictions. The others are methadone and suboxone. Methadone is the oldest drug used in the treatment …

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How Detox Works?
[11 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

The first step towards drug addiction is the first euphoria experienced with drug use. Opiates are notorious for this effect. Whether natural or synthetic, street-obtained or prescription drugs, opiates give users addictive highs of different degrees. The craving for this euphoria keeps addict on such drugs. More and more, their bodies develop tolerance towards these drugs and higher doses are required to produce the same level of euphoria.
Apart from the addiction itself, opiates leave a lot of toxins in the body. In its bid to eliminate these drugs, the body …

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Addiction and Methadone: An Overview
[9 May 2011 | No Comment | ]

A drug with an addictive potential is one with which it is easy to form a habit of using. Opiates are popular examples of such drugs. They produce a euphoric high followed by a crash. This high is found desirable in users most of whom are depressed. Continuous use of opiates leads to continual craving and thus addiction. While opiate addiction is an expensive habit, getting off such drugs can be quite difficult for a number of reasons. To help addicts recover faster, methadone was introduced.
Methadone itself is an opioid. …

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The Use Of Suboxone In Opiate Addiction Treatments
[16 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]

Addiction to narcotics is a global problem, one which is widely reported in the news. The association of crime with drug use has made drug addiction a prominent discourse and a target for the healthcare system. For opiate addicts, there used to be only two choices: cold detox and methadone. Cold detox involves withdrawing the drug from the addict immediately. This produces severe withdrawal symptoms which can be fatal. Methadone, when used for opiate addiction, is intended to reduce craving for opiates while making it legal for addicts to do …

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I’ve recently been prescribed suboxone for my addiction to heroin. I’m just wondering about the success rate?
[16 Feb 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

This drug is new to me. I haven’t heard much about it. The only things that I do know about it are the things I have read on the internet. I am willing to give it a chance. I’ve been on methadone program before and it worked. It just became too expensive. I was able to get off methadone and kept clean for 4 months.
Unfortunately, I recently relapsed. My new doctor only prescribes suboxone for heroin addicts. This is my second week on my medication, and isn’t working the same …

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How much dosage need to take of Suboxone each day?
[4 Feb 2010 | 9 Comments | ]

The drug Subutex (and Suboxone) is used for treatment for opiate (narcotic) dependence; as is Methadone. However, with Methadone all one needs to do is swallow the pill, with Subutex and Suboxone it must be dissolved slowly under the tongue–sublingually. I don’t like the taste and would prefer to swallow simply the pills, but the Dr. And pharmacist says allow it to dissolve slowly until gone under the tongue. Will I start to have withdrawals if I swallow the pill instead of allowing it to dissolve? Also, I take a …

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Modern Feminists, can you help me understand the history of how Methadone aka Dolophine was developed?
[26 Jan 2010 | 6 Comments | ]

Besides having been a highly efficacious agent in the treatment of heroin withdrawal, methadone’s long half-life makes it a very useful narcotic for the treatment of chronic pain (many pain managment experts find it equieffective to Oxycontin.
If you can help me with the the history of Dolophine’s development, I would greatly appreciate if you can explain why we shouldn’t do experiments on unborn children if they are sub-human?
Lastly, since the Nazis felt that Jews were subhuman, what’s to ensure that modern Feminists don’t find men subhuman as well? What …

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Should I start Suboxone treatment?
[21 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]

I’ve been a methadone maintanence patient for almost three years. I started at 105 mgs and I am now down to 28. I’ve been doing research on Suboxone, and I am wondering if it is going to be right for me. I’ve read a lot of personal accounts of suboxone treatment, and though there is a lot of triumphant stories out there, there are also personal accounts of pain and heartache over it. I’m so sick of being on methadone, but I’m sure I am not ready …

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can suboxone be detected in any drug test: 5 PANEL, 8 PANEL AND 10 PANEL?
[13 Jan 2010 | 3 Comments | ]

Im in a methadone maintenance program and am currently at 130 and I have pre-employment drug screen coming up in about a month. I wanted to see how low I could get off the methandone and switch to suboxone. if it is not detectable in a drug screen. Also, I have a prescription for methadone can they not hire me because a Dr, prescribes methadone.? Any thoughts, ideas?